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Old 06-11-2006, 11:46 PM   #1
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Question picasa in 64bit ubuntu

hello all
i havent had a linux install since i put my new computer together last summer... almost a year later, im back! i just installed ubuntu 6.06, and im not going anywhere.
i am having a bit of a problem with installing picasa, google's photo managment utility.
i have the ubuntu 6.06 64 bit version installed, and i know that the picasa .deb binary is an i386 binary.

is there any way to get picasa on my 64-bit install? has anyone done it?

thanks in advance
Old 06-12-2006, 12:42 AM   #2
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Actually, picasso is a windows program that uses wine to run. I you have a x86_64 or similar system that can run 32 bit programs, and you can install wine, you probably can run picasso.
Old 06-12-2006, 01:15 AM   #3
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actually you don't need to install anything to run picassa. The package comes with its own version of wine. Wine is a 32 bit application. Just install picassa and use it. If it doesn't work post back with the problem(s).
Old 09-13-2006, 04:57 AM   #4
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I just recently installed Ubuntu AMD64, and I downloaded the picassa debian package. I also have the 32-bit libraries installed to be able to run 32-bit programs, however, when I attempt to install the i386 package, it tells me that it can't due to the wrong architecture. The picasa website mentions that picasa will run on ubuntu 64-bit if the correct libs are installed, but not how to go about installing picasa. Any suggestions?

Old 11-02-2006, 05:07 PM   #5
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me too

I wish I could help, cause I'm currently trying to figure out how to do this myself. I'll post back if i'm successful.
Old 01-30-2007, 10:34 PM   #6
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I just did it.. you need to force the architecture since it's only built as a 32 bit program:

sudo dpkg -i --force-architecture picasa_2.2.2820-5_i386.deb
Old 01-30-2007, 11:26 PM   #7
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love hate relationship

I love it how it's so simple, but i hate it cause I'm sure its been that easy long before i ever tried it, But none of us knew. Amazing...
Good find thoffland and thanks, it worked like a charm so far
Old 02-23-2007, 12:42 PM   #8
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did you get picasa installed?! it didn't work for me!

i did this in a terminal:

sudo dpkg -i --force-architecture picasa_2.2.2820-5_i386.deb

it worked with no errors. then i see the picasa icon in the Graphics menu. nothing happens. i click on it again and nothing happens. so then i find this:

so then i go to synaptic package manager and install the ia32-libs packages. then i launch picasa again and something happens! it asks me to agree to the license agreement. so, i'm like f*ck yeah! i click agree and nothing happens. i click on the picasa icon in the graphics menu again and nothing happens!

am i missing a step?!?!?! how did you get it to work?

i'm running ubuntu 6.10 with the amd 64 architecture and i'm a total linux newbie. i JUST switched from windows and i need a lot of help.
Old 02-23-2007, 11:36 PM   #9
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this fixed it!!!!



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